2524 Loon Lake Road Wixom, Michigan 48393 248-624-2550

TOUKOKUU ( May ) 2003

May 1 Thur 7:30pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
        7 Wed 6:30pm Bar Committee Meeting
      18 Sun 10:00am ANNUAL SPRING TALKOO
      24 Sat 10:00am ANNUAL SPRING TALKOO II
      31 Sat   8:00pm Cultural Committee Meeting

Jun   5 Thur 7:30pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
        7 Sat   8:00pm ADULT PAJAMA PARTY


THE CAMP COUNTRY gates opened April 1st. The electricity will be turned on April 27th. Campers can get a head start on leaf raking and clean-up which has to be completed in June ( date to be announced).

ANNUAL SPRING TALKOO - “Work - Bee “ - will take place on 2 dates this year. May 18, Sunday, will be the traditional TALKOO with beverages and MOJAKKA for all workers. Begins at 10:00am. TALKOO II will take place on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend, May 24, at 10:00am . Beverages and a LUNCH will be available for all workers. We encourage ALL MEMBERS to participate to help prepare our grounds for the Summer Season…..taking summer furniture out of storage, raking, clubroom clean-up, grounds clean-up ………..

ADULT PAJAMA PARTY to take place Saturday, June 7. Wear your favorite Pajamas – we plan to party all night! There will be games and prizes. We will have Pizza and when the Bar closes, coffee and sweets will be served. Cost is $5.00. You will sleep in the Dancehall - bring your sleeping bag if you decide to spend the night. Cry Babies Not Allowed! P.S. Don’t forget your pillow.

The Bar Committee will also be sponsoring a Father’s Day Breakfast and Barbeque Raffle on June 15. Watch for details in next Newsletter

ST. URHO CELEBRATION Cultural Committee Update: On March 15, a crowd of over 80 people celebrated as St. Urho himself (D.J. COBURGER) announced MIKE H. and LAURA 2003 St. Urho King and Queen. A procession of former royalty, led by MIKE and LAURA, marched around the Club Room to ‘When the Saints Come Marching In’ played by the FINNHOPPERS (JACK L., STEVE N., DAVE K., and friends.) A feast of Finnish-American food was served to the hungry crowd. Of course, there were the usual ‘violators’ who sportingly played games to fulfill their sentences. Best dressed prizes went to KEVIN and BRIDGETTE P. for their sparkly green and purple costumes. ERIN S. received honorable mention. Thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to the decorators, chefs, bartenders, and cleanup crew (STEVE M., CINDI M., LAURA M., SHERRY A., PATTI L., GINGER W., DARLENE L., RAY M., WAYNE J., ERIC M., MIKE M, and LYNN C.) for making this Finnish-American tradition such a success.

CULTURAL COMMITTEE We are still looking for members to give DANCE LESSONS: Polka, Waltz, Tango, Two-Step, Salsa, Swing, Schottis, Line, etc. Please contact CINDI M. or drop a note in the Board’s mailbox in the Clubroom. The next Committee meeting will be May 31 at 8pm in the Clubroom.


THE DETROIT FILM THEATRE at the Detroit Institute of Arts will present the Academy Award Nominated Film, THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST, by AKI KAURISMAKI on May 2 and 3 at 7pm and 930pm and on May 4 at 4pm and 7pm. This film received the Grand Prize and the Best Actress Award for Kati Outinen at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

After regaining consciousness, an amnesiac robbery victim sets ourt to reinvent his life, still hoping to discover who he really is. Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki’s dryly witty fables have always straddled the delicate border between outrageous comedy and dark despair, and this film – his most accessible and entertaining – elevates his storytelling art to an unprecedented and transcendent level. Moving, hilarious and altogether wondrous. “A comic beauty….utterly delightful.” - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.

Ticket and schedule information : 313-833-3237 and on the internet at Individual tickets are $6.50 and are available at the theatre box office, which opens 1 hour before the first performance. Or – Tickets may be reserved by phone at no additional charge by calling above number. No credit card is needed.Tickets reserved by phone will be held in your name at the Theatre Box Office until 10 minutes before your desired showtime – then released for sale. .


CAMPS FOR SALE: # 35 - Contact RICKY P.
#9 - Board owned Camp. Submit a Sealed Bid to the Board.

NEWSLETTER ITEMS DUE BY May 15, 2002 Mail to NANCY T , OR: Place in Clubroom Mailbox